AMA

I serve as our school’s National Delegate to the Medical Student Section and I am also serving my second year as Region 5 Membership Chair. Through my work in the AMA I hope to help get more students involved and make an impact in policy. I have previously written about how I became involved in the AMA and I hope to remain active throughout my time at medical school and after I graduate.

AMA WSU Chicago
Wayne State Students Attending the AMA National Conference in Chicago, June 2018

I am currently working on resolutions for the upcoming Interim meeting in November. If you are interested in getting involved in one or would like to discuss the issue further please contact me. I am focused on:

  • Equalizing End of Life Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Prevent Denial of Care/Coverage for Patients who Use PrEP
  • Oppose The Use of Contingent Electric Shocks on People with Disabilities
  • End Barriers to Access to Opioid Treatment
  • End Punitive Measures for Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs
  • Support The Widespread Distribution of Naloxone Boxes Throughout the Country
  • Enhance Protections Against Prosecution for Psychiatrists 
  • Protect People Who Use Drugs from Prosecution in the Event of Overdose
  • Support Expansion of the Scope of Good Samaritan Laws

I have been involved in a number of successful resolutions in the past. Again, if you are interested in any of these topics don’t hesitate to reach out!

Only resolutions on which I was primary author are listed here:

  • Support Offering HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis To All Survivors of Sexual Assault Resolution 19-A18 Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Meeting. June 2018.
    Adopted AMA MSS Resolution – 2018
  • Opposition to Lack of Evidence Based Medicine in Drug Courts Resolution 37-A18 Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Meeting. June 2018.
    Adopted AMA MSS Resolution – 2018
  • Opposing Surgical Sex Assignment of Infants with Differences of Sex Development Resolution 12-18 Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) House of Delegates. May 2018.
    Adopted AMA MSMS Resolution – 2018
  • Improving Treatment of Physicians Referred to Physician Health Programs, Resolution 13-18 Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) House of Delegates. May 2018.
    Adopted AMA MSMS Resolution – 2018
  • Advocating for Anonymous Reporting of Overdoses by First Responders and Emergency Physicians, Resolution 10-I17 Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Meeting. November 2017.
    Adopted AMA MSS Resolution – 2017
  • Improving Appropriate Language Access and Use of Interpreters in Healthcare Settings, Resolution 6-A17 Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Meeting. June 2017.
    Adopted AMA MSS Resolution – 2017
Resolution
Two of my co-authors and me (Oscar Reyes – left & Lauren Newhouse – right) after our first successful resolution!

 

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